December 2023 Release Notes Summary

Support Note
Some features included in this release may not apply to your team. If you’re unsure whether your team has a certain feature, please get in touch with your IT department.
These changes are scheduled to go live on Wednesday, December 20 after 11 am PST for impacted teams.


Update to reactions

Voting sessions are now more seamless with the new reactions placement on workspace content. When added, reactions are always visible on the right side of the asset, regardless of zoom level and object selection.

Learn more: Adding Reactions to Workspace Content and Exporting Metadata

Object and canvas titles

To address object and canvas titles overlapping other workspace content, titles are now in boxes that adjust based on your zoom level. When zoomed further out, titles are placed within the object or canvas. When zoomed in, they are above the object. Additionally, to create a more consistent experience, titles no longer expand further than their object’s width.

Learn more: Creating a Canvas

Template placement upon workspace creation

Place template upon workspace creation

There’s no need to start from scratch! When you create a workspace, have a template placed right away. This will help you get to work and begin collaborating faster.

Learn more: Creating a New Workspace

Updated keyboard shortcut menu

Updated keyboard shortcuts

Become a Blue Pro by leveraging keyboard shortcuts. The in-workspace menu has been updated to include all the recently added shortcuts.

Learn more: Keyboard Shortcuts

Notable Bug Fixes & Improvements

‘Everyone invited’ as a mention option for chat

When leveraging workspace chat, users can mention ‘everyone invited’ (everyone invited to the workspace) to notify users of the message you send.

Learn more: Using Workspace Chat

Bullet point and text style updates

Text styles like bold, italics, strikethrough, and highlight color will not be remembered when adding text to workspace objects during the same session. Font style and size are still ‘sticky.’

Additionally, the indent width for bullet points and numbers has been adjusted for improved text usability.

Learn more: Adding Text to a Workspace

Text on lines improvements

Adding and editing text on lines is now more seamless. We’ve refined the text controls to ensure all text styles begin the same way and lines remain behind the text when moved.

Learn more: Adding Text to Lines

Enhanced file picker for connected media storage systems

The file picker for connected storage systems has been updated to display a hierarchical folder view and a detailed view of items in a selected folder.

Learn more: Using File Picker for Ci Media Cloud

Live content renamed to “Screen Share+” :screenshare_plus:

“Screen Share+” replaces Live content in this release. This is just a name change; all object functionality remains the same.

Learn more: Using Screen Share+ in a Workspace

:bug: Bug Fix: Lines not appearing on PDF and PNG exports

An issue has been resolved where connected lines were not appearing correctly on PDF and PNG exports. Exported workspace content now appears as expected.

:bug: Bug Fix: Visitors can not move between selection and pan mode.

Visitors can now properly switch between select and pan mode if they choose to change their navigation preference. Previously, visitors were locked in pan mode even if they tried to use select mode.

:bug: Bug Fix: Followers joining a presentation, always join on the first page.

Previously, if a user joined a workspace and followed the leader in presentation mode, the user would see the first object/page regardless of what object/page the leader was presenting. This has been resolved, and the follower now joins at the appropriate location in the presentation.

:bug: Bug Fix: Anonymous workspace access on mobile was taking viewers to the login screen

When a workspace was shared via a view-only link and used on a mobile device by an anonymous viewer, the viewer was directed to the login page instead of the workspace loading in view-only mode. This has been resolved, and the workspace will now load properly on a mobile device.

Open Bluescape to experience these improvements! :bluescape_home:

Looking for previous months’ release notes? Find them in Product Updates.